[ppml] NANOG IPv4 Exhaustion BoF
drc at virtualized.org
Tue Mar 4 16:01:23 EST 2008
On Mar 4, 2008, at 9:27 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Leo Bicknell made the point that without this policy or something
> like it, the world becomes set in stone after IPv4 runout. Haves
> have and have nots have not and there's no way for that to change.
To be blunt, this strikes me as astoundingly hallucinatory.
Without some form of transfer policy, ARIN simply becomes irrelevant
as address consumers go to the "black" market in order to meet their
With a transfer policy, ARIN _may_ retain some relevance as a source
of "title" information, but a lot depends on the restrictions ARIN
attempts to impose. Make the policy too restrictive, and people will
In the end, with or without a transfer policy, you're still out of
"free" IPv4 addresses and businesses will do what they feel is
necessary to get around unenforceable bureaucratic rules.
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